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Department of Art & Art History
CANCELED - The 2020 Juried Fine Art Student Exhibition



Biggin Gallery’s annual Juried Fine Art Student Exhibition features selected works by current art students, with an awards presentation featuring Dean Joseph Aistrup and a distinguished visiting juror. Included works are eligible for numerous awards, including the Joyce & Roger Lethander Purchase Award and Merit Awards in Art, the Dean’s Choice Purchase Award, the Davis-Frye Annual Award in Art, the Department of Art & Art History Merit Awards.

The exhibition opens on Monday, March 23, 2020 at 5 p.m. with the presentation of the juror John Freyer, the award ceremony, and gallery reception, and runs through April 3, 2020. 


About the Juror: 

John Freyer is an artist, author and educator based in Richmond, Virginia. His projects include All My Life for SaleBig Boy, Live IKEA, Free Ice Water, Free Hot Coffee and Free Hot Supper. When he’s not buying, selling or giving his work away, Freyer is an assistant professor of cross disciplinary media at Virginia Commonwealth University. Freyer’s practice engages accidental audiences in galleries, museums, and public spaces. He explores the role of everyday, personal objects in our lives – as commodities, fetishes, and totems and investigates how the circulation of objects and stories enrich social ties between individuals and groups. He earned his B.A. from Hamilton College and M.A. and M.F.A. from the University of Iowa. His work has been reviewed in The New Yorker, The Sunday London Times, Artforum, Print Magazine and NBC’s The Today Show. Freyer is a Fulbright Scholar, a Macdowell Colony Fellow and was an Artist in Residence at Light Work and the Fannon Center, Doha, Qatar. Freyer has brought his social practice projects – Free Ice Water, Free Hot Coffee and Free Hot Supper to the TEDx stage, has exhibited at Mixed Greens Gallery in New York, the Liverpool Biennial Fringe in Liverpool, UK, and is currently a Tate Exchange Associate at the Tate Modern in London.

John Freyer

Students may drop their artwork at Biggin Gallery for submission to the exhibition.